Archinect - News 2014-09-03T01:27:16-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107424511/hong-kong-from-the-perspective-of-crazy-fearless-russian-kids Hong Kong, from the perspective of crazy, fearless Russian kids Archinect 2014-08-25T20:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:09:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b84dc5113f57595ddcdeb52848a60b63.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Safety regulations are weird. All the exits are viewed with cameras; each door is equipped with an alarm (or even two), which notifies the police and building security in case of an alert. However, usually you don&rsquo;t need any permission to get to the business center, and all the doors are open during working hours Monday to Friday, all the alarms are switched off. So, if you are interested in city views from the height without having any problems with the police, just buy a ticket to Hong Kong.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/107410034/the-outlaw-instagrammers-of-new-york-city The Outlaw Instagrammers of New York City Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T15:32:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:13:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/js11b4alvgpoc05p.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There has long been a subculture of so-called &ldquo;urban explorers&rdquo; who have made a game of accessing off-limits places. [...] Urban explorers take photos mainly to document that they&rsquo;ve been there, while for Deas the image is the whole point. The outlaw Instagrammers have more in common with graffiti artists, another subculture of underground creatives who make their work in the cracks of the urban landscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in Russia: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/46831485/skywalking-hacking-architecture-in-russia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skywalking - hacking architecture in Russia</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106635971/beauty-and-symmetry-collide-in-stunning-photographs-of-mosque-architecture Beauty and Symmetry Collide in Stunning Photographs of Mosque Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-08-15T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:35:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e84e9161e0797323685274cb42ad53cb.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji [...] is capturing truly stunning photographs of the colorful, architecturally gorgeous interiors of historical Mosques throughout the Middle East. [...] Using wide angle lenses, fisheye lenses and panoramic photography techniques he has traveled to some of the most historically significant mosques in and around his home country of Iran to capture the kaleidoscope-like architecture inside.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ganji's work gives some faith back in the beauty of our profession.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106492273/the-life-and-death-of-an-impossible-city The Life and Death of an Impossible City Alexander Walter 2014-08-13T17:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:06:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5m/5mnebptn48w3yxh1.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City of Darkness Revisited is a photo book and cultural history of Kowloon Walled City, a largely ungoverned, densely populated enclave within Hong Kong.[...] It was like nothing else in Hong Kong: a mass of interconnected 12- and 14-story buildings forming a single huge structure, its facade glowing from the light of hundreds of apartments and shops. Clearly there was no administrative oversight. It was too dense, too ad-hoc, too unrestrained. All this was clear before even entering the place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A recent&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1060791749/city-of-darkness-revisited" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> helped photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot fund and complete the new edition of their book, <a href="http://cityofdarkness.co.uk/category/the_book/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>City of Darkness Revisited</em></a>, about life in Hong Kong's legendary <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/440610/kowloon-walled-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kowloon Walled City</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105808748/martha-stewart-in-the-age-of-drone-photography Martha Stewart in the age of drone photography Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-05T13:18:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:55:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5p/5pp2gtxg24bhrkp1.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In just a few minutes I was hooked. . . The photos and video were stunning. By assuming unusual vantage points, the drone allowed me to &ldquo;see&rdquo; so much more of my surroundings than usual. [The view] would have otherwise been impossible without the use of a private plane, helicopter, or balloon. With any of those vehicles, I would have needed a telephoto lens, and all of them would have made an unacceptable commotion on the beach. What&rsquo;s more, I would not have been in the photos!</p></em><br /><br /><p>Purveyor of all things "Good", Martha Stewart has added her two color-coded cents to the debate on drones in a nearly <a href="http://time.com/3053003/martha-stewart-drone/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gleeful op-ed for <em>TIME</em> magazine</a>. Titled "Why I Love My Drone", Stewart gushes about her new "useful tool" and marvels at how large-scale planning projects like Chateau de Versailles and the Great Wall of China were accomplished without such imaging technology. Seeing aerial views of her private farm, she's tickled by its resemblance to her Peter Rabbit-themed Easter cakes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c651d1ng807e3x0t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zl/zlcap1midkpvkhg3.jpg"></p><p>Stewart's approach to drone photography is craftily optimistic, and while she recognizes the grave implications of militarized drone technology, she's not going to wrinkle her dinner napkin wringing her hands over it. But Stewart's adoption of the drone is a strong sign of the technology's mainstream commercial appeal. <a href="http://www.joaomorgado.com/eng/aerial-photography" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Professional photographers</a>, filmmakers, <a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/pro/drone-use-real-estate-marketing-112159/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">real estate developers</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100171363/gensler-la-wants-to-use-drones-to-alleviate-the-scale-limits-of-3d-printing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architects</a> have embraced the drone's utility for affording new, choreographed views (<a href="http://realtormag.realtor.org/law-and-ethics/briefs/article/2014/03/drones-in-real-estate-not-so-fast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">even if the law hasn't</a>). The dr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105860142/creepy-photos-of-russia-s-crumbling-communist-architecture Creepy Photos of Russia’s Crumbling Communist Architecture Archinect 2014-08-05T12:51:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:42:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/31ade311a6c6ea5eb9ee7ac797e54e43.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>English photographer Rebecca Litchfield braved radiation and KGB-style interrogation techniques to capture the beauty of this bygone era in a series called Soviet Ghosts. Her work took her to schools, hospitals, factories, and accidentally, a top secret radar installation. &ldquo;Many of the abandoned buildings are pretty unknown to the public, they are hidden behind tall fences and gates, I think it is easy to just pass without knowing what is inside,&rdquo; says Litchfield.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105417750/hidden-cameras-in-berlin-will-record-century-of-urban-development Hidden cameras in Berlin will record century of urban development Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-30T19:15:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:55:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efcf9a2154080b0a6b44796fb2fcdf47.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we speak, pinhole cameras are being placed in secret locations all over Berlin. Each will each take a single photograph with a 100-year exposure. Volunteers will place the cameras in neighborhoods throughout the city, keeping the location a closely guarded secret until they grow old or ill, at which time they will pass the information on to someone in the next generation. In 2114, the people they&rsquo;ve told will retrieve the cameras from their hiding spots</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105403239/leading-saudi-artist-focuses-on-the-modernisation-of-mecca-and-jerusalem Leading Saudi artist focuses on the modernisation of Mecca and Jerusalem Alexander Walter 2014-07-30T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/45afb3c31c3cc2619ad7d629c632c387.jpg" width="425" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The leading Saudi artist Ahmed Mater, who caused a stir with a series of photographs depicting the rampant redevelopment around Mecca, is due to take part in his first public talk in the UK at Sotheby&rsquo;s London (12 August). Mater will also discuss this work in relation to other cities such as Jerusalem and Medina during the discussion, entitled &ldquo;Contemporary photography and hybrid architecture&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60101271/mecca-s-mega-architecture-casts-shadow-over-hajj" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecca's mega architecture casts shadow over hajj</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104172202/vertical-horizon-2nd-edition-romain-jacquet-lagreze-s-cityscapes-of-hong-kong Vertical Horizon 2nd Edition: Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's cityscapes of Hong Kong Alexander Walter 2014-07-14T14:34:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:45:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rcf872126b9ckgzz.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>French photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze decided to release a second edition of his book 'Vertical Horizon', featuring 56 photos from the first book and 22 new vertigo-inducing images</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100575697/russia-s-suburbs-lack-charm-which-may-be-why-they-re-creative-hotspots Russia’s suburbs lack charm ... which may be why they're creative hotspots Alexander Walter 2014-05-28T13:58:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T15:05:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edf324d1da528f88492b740581f8912b.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How exactly did the faceless tower block become the inspiration for contemporary Russian visual culture?[...] Large estates are like fractals, or a space created by facing mirrors. Building 8 is exactly the same as building 14, and its young inhabitants must perhaps have the same preoccupation: to someday acquire a similar cell in one of these purpose-built units around town. Can creativity come from places like that? In contemporary Russia, somehow, it does.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98957858/frank-gehry-is-music-liquid-architecture Frank Gehry: Is Music Liquid Architecture? Alexander Walter 2014-04-30T13:39:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:17:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63be11524a9cc7a80571fa59a185643c.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hans-Ulrich Obrist: The accompanying "Instagram" photos were sent to me from world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. I asked him, like I&rsquo;ve asked many other artists, simply to write something in his or her own handwriting &ndash;- a disappearing art in the digital age.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98900460/america-s-oddly-beautiful-suburban-sprawl-photographed-from-the-sky America's Oddly Beautiful Suburban Sprawl, Photographed From The Sky Alexander Walter 2014-04-29T13:51:00-04:00 >2014-04-30T18:07:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/6338ba781046e3ed111a72c6a99b5c2e.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a series of photos taken over seven years, now published in a new book called Ciphers, photographer Christoph Gielen shows a different perspective on sprawl, intended to get more people to question typical patterns of development. "I meant for Ciphers to be provocative at a time when we are witnessing a phenomenal escalation in urban construction ... when entire cities are emerging fully formed in India and China, rather than slowly evolving," says Gielen.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/95969942/grant-mudford-to-receive-2014-julius-shulman-institute-excellence-in-photography-award Grant Mudford to receive 2014 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award Justine Testado 2014-03-18T21:51:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:58:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pj/pj4xhvpn7v17eq53.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grant Mudford has been named the 2014 recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award. The award highlights an early or mid-career artist who embodies the legacy of architectural photographer Julius Shulman and the Institute's mission to challenge the perception of physical space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Mudford will receive the award on April 3 at the WUHO Gallery from 6-8 pm. Accompanying the award reception will be the opening of the <em>Grant Mudford: Building</em> exhibition, running from April 3-27.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wg/wgtk4fwildrngixq.jpg"></p><p>"Since the mid-1960s, Grant Mudford has investigated the urban landscape in photographs known for their clarity, conceptual acumen and sly humor. After studying architecture at the University of New South Wales, the Australian-born artist established himself as a cogent observer of Sydney and London's social and architectural scenes. With his move to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he found his ideal subject in a city founded on quirky details, anxious expediency and stylistic incongruence."</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/grant_mudford_to_receive_julius_shulman_institute_excellence_in_photography/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93807273/wide-lens-a-new-column-on-architectural-photography "Wide Lens": A new column on architectural photography Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-18T17:40:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T22:00:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yg/ygbo7ypcwi6ils4l.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://photographyandarchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photography &amp; Architecture</a> makes the work of architectural photographers more transparent, offering information and resources on what the industry and its professionals are like. More than ever, the reputation of an architect rests upon images of their built work, but the professional relationship between architect and photographer isn&rsquo;t always clear.</p><p>To help bridge that gap, Archinect presents <strong>Wide Lens</strong>, a monthly column from P&amp;A editor, <a href="http://juliegrahame.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julie Grahame</a>.</p><p>For the inaugural issue, Julie shared with us an interview with architectural photographer <a href="http://www.feinknopf.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brad Feinknopf</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qlaznh97qbewnkzb.jpg"></p><p><em>Julie Grahame:</em></p><p>Our colleague Brittain Stone spoke with Brad Feinknopf, a seasoned architectural photographer based in Columbus, Ohio, so that he could relay the way that he helps architects defray the upfront cost of a multi-day, high-end architectural shoot. But first, a little about Brad. His father and grandfather were both architects, and he&rsquo;s been photographing architecture professionally for over 25 years. Prior to that he ass...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92857521/winning-2013-arcaid-images-architectural-photography-awards-photos-exhibited-in-london-this-month Winning 2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards photos exhibited in London this month Justine Testado 2014-02-04T18:54:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:53:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21r5y0wfihvgq4xu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Snap, snap! Here are the winning photos of the 2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. First displayed at the most recent World Architecture Festival, the photos will be on exhibition in London this month. Architectural photographers had to show the best of their shooting skills under four categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, and Buildings in Use. This year's judges featured Zaha Hadid, Catherine Slessor, Eva Jiricna, Ivan Harbour and Graham Stirk.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Have a look at some of the winning photos.<br><br><strong>Overall winner: Ken Schluchtmann </strong>(Germany)<br>Interior - Project: Shanghai Museum of Glass (CHINA) by Coordination Asia<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oq/oqjg704ar6iv7w2z.jpg"><br>Exterior - Project: Reindeer Pavilion (NORWAY) by Sn&oslash;hetta<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xffq0dl4erz3vu6r.jpg"><br><br><strong>Overall runner-up: Duccio Malagamba</strong> (Spain)<br>Project: Dalian Congress Centre (CHINA) by Coop Himmelb(l)au Architects<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rv/rv5akvu4f85pjmal.jpg"><br><br><strong>Shortlisted:</strong><br><strong>Adam Mork - Exterior</strong>. Project: The Blue Planet (DENMARK) by 3XN<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/95ww1gqmfbizw56t.jpg"><br><br><strong>Jim Stephenson - Building in Use</strong>. Project: Shangri La at Glastonbury Festival (ENGLAND) by An Architecture<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n0it2fdaigsp8rss.jpg"><br><br><strong>Tim Van De Velde - Exterior</strong>. Project: Bruder Klaus Kapelle (GERMANY) by Peter Zumthor<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ol/olpjtumkbmvdfv9c.jpg"><br><br>Find the full list on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_2013_arcaid_images_architectural_photography_awards_photos_exhibite/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92462108/incomplete-architecture Incomplete Architecture Places Journal 2014-01-30T15:40:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T14:11:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/bu5lg0j9tr57zd5a.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"All great public squares have a monument with a statue, right? ... Everyone in town can agree about that. But whenever we discuss which historical figure should go up on that column, it turns into a fight. We can&rsquo;t come to a consensus. So we&rsquo;ve decided to leave it empty. One day, this person will come. And when they do, we will have a place waiting for their statue. This will bring great pride to Anse-&agrave;-Pitres.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>On Places, artist and filmmaker Joseph Redwood-Martinez shares photographs and anecdotes from a research project investigating examples of incomplete architecture around the world: "buildings and structures that are activated or inhabited even though their construction is not complete."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89543194/tour-the-historic-hotel-chelsea-before-its-renovation Tour the historic Hotel Chelsea before its renovation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-23T19:51:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T19:03:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n6xubpjhghcbhxwd.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the summer of 2011, photographer Victoria Cohen heard that the Chelsea Hotel would undergo drastic renovations to the structure, which was built in 1884. She spent three weeks documenting every nook and cranny of the building and the result is Hotel Chelsea, a collection of photographs of the interior in its authentic, untouched state, as so many knew and loved it.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88525172/google-street-view-gets-even-more-personal Google Street View gets (even more) personal Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-10T14:44:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T17:19:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6k/6khjtb1a8cstm92h.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Google's Street View is slowly covering more and more of the world's surface, but it still has holes. Now though, you can help fill them&mdash;and all you need is an Android phone or DSLR. Google has just launched a new Street View feature which allows any user to recreate the usual Street View experience by stringing together photo spheres along paths which they define.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88061507/eyetime-2013-competition-winners-are-out EyeTime 2013 competition winners are out Alexander Walter 2013-12-04T14:15:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:27:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ww/wwxz9jdd8zzkohrv.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The EyeTime 2013 competition has revealed the winning photographs in its two categories, Emerging Talent and Future Voices. The annual contest aims to promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening amongst today's emerging talent.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85989680/eyetime-2013-competition-finalists" target="_blank">EyeTime 2013 Competition Finalists</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85448700/50th-anniversary-of-nyc-penn-station-demolition-to-be-honored-by-staged-reading-and-panel-highlighting-the-debate-on-historic-preservation 50th anniversary of NYC Penn Station demolition to be honored by staged reading and panel highlighting the debate on historic preservation Justine Testado 2013-10-31T14:49:00-04:00 >2013-11-01T18:39:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/uj5m5jzx1o8bwd3m.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eternal Space will visually recreate the marvel of the former Pennsylvania Station using the actual photographs that documented the station&rsquo;s demise. [...] Using the latest in projection technology these arresting photographs will speak to the tragic demolition of an American architectural masterpiece [...] On the 50th anniversary of that great loss, The Eternal Space will pay tribute to the station and the gifted photographers who worked to immortalize it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Architects, historians, and all urban enthusiasts are invited to a free evening event that will acknowledge the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/lights_camera_demolition_nycs_penn_station_recalled_on_stage_in_pictures/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">50th anniversary of the demolition of NYC's Pennsylvania Station</a> on Nov. 6 at the AIA | NY Center for Architecture. Hosted by <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA | NY</a>, the program will begin with a live reading of selected scenes from <a href="http://theeternalspaceplay.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Eternal Space</em></a>, a two-man stage play set during the Penn Station's demolition, which began on Oct. 28, 1963.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v2/v2bosdin5syvf30z.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The play presents a dialogue on the value of old vs. new, past vs. present, and all the timeless arguments that come with them that last to this day. The Eternal Space also points out the ongoing yet overlooked debate on the preservation of historic structures in New York and throughout the U.S. Never-published photography of the demolition from some of the subject's most notable photographers will provide the scenic backdrop for the staged reading.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64pxmxnjsp514b3i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The reading will be followed by&#8203; a panel discussion &mdash; moderated by <a href="http://ny.curbed.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed NY</a> Senior Editor Hana Alberts ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84370786/the-high-line-effect-by-jennifer-williams-adds-a-new-twist-to-architectural-photography “The High Line Effect” by Jennifer Williams adds a new twist to architectural photography Justine Testado 2013-10-17T13:39:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T19:01:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3wsxp0dywvjsegs.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Photographer Jennifer Williams' upcoming "The High Line Effect" exhibition at the Robert Mann Gallery in New York presents the recently constructed High Line with a Dada-esque collage aesthetic, adding a twist &mdash; so to speak &mdash; to architectural photography. This latest exhibition from Williams uniquely critiques construction, while also giving commentary on real estate development, zoning laws, habitation patterns, and other urban-living and architectural issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>With an interest in the growth of new luxury buildings, other current projects of Williams include Renzo Piano&rsquo;s new Whitney Museum and Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s proposed condominium.</em></p> <p> <em>The opening reception will be on Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition can also be viewed online starting that day.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gmrt6rq3pj2jxgby.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84312946/iwan-baan-at-ted-ingenious-homes-in-unexpected-places Iwan Baan at TED: Ingenious homes in unexpected places Archinect 2013-10-16T19:37:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T20:18:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1g/1gf05y51t9o5m6aa.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Photographer Iwan Baan shows how people build homes in unlikely places, touring us through the family apartments of Torre David, a city on the water in Nigeria, and an underground village in China. Glorious images celebrate humanity's ability to survive and make a home -- anywhere.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84138369/who-s-winning-the-architecture-arms-race Who’s Winning the Architecture Arms Race? Archinect 2013-10-14T13:20:00-04:00 >2013-10-15T11:42:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/428e0ec494b1beae5e9fd07d8a82c1b4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Answer: Baku, Azerbaijan, where the government is spending an estimated $6 billion a year on architecture projects. As we wrote in February, Azerbaijan&rsquo;s leaders want to make their capital city a destination for the rich and fabulous. The latest example: the Heydar Aliyev Center designed by Zaha Hadid, for whom it offered the rare opportunity of nearly total design freedom. Every roof and ceiling panel is different, Hadid says.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84137563/hunting-detroit-s-masterworks-of-architecture-before-they-go-extinct Hunting Detroit's Masterworks of Architecture Before They Go Extinct Alexander Walter 2013-10-14T13:10:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T19:56:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43440038b3f80b583772ca7a5855633c.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though Detroit has recently been looking like it was hit by a convoy of mile-wide firenados, there remain signs of architectural grandeur illustrating why it was once known as the Paris of the Midwest. Perhaps nowhere is this faded beauty more palpable than in the large-format photography of Philip Jarmain, a Vancouver native who's spent three years shooting Detroit's sublime edifices, sometimes just months before they were wiped out by bulldozers.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78227867/can-detroit-s-architectural-past-inspire-it-to-claw-back-to-greatness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Detroit's Architectural Past Inspire It to Claw Back to Greatness?</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78908169/petition-to-block-the-demolition-of-the-state-savings-bank-in-detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Petition to block the demolition of the State Savings Bank in Detroit</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78905803/detroit-s-venal-art-sale-no-fix-for-urban-nightmare" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit&rsquo;s Venal Art Sale No Fix for Urban Nightmare</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/82603735/beyond-the-assignment-public-panel-discussion-and-exhibition-opening “Beyond the Assignment” public panel discussion and exhibition opening Justine Testado 2013-09-24T15:14:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T13:52:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw09tsl512nqva8e.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Make your way to the upcoming "<em>Beyond the Assignment: Defining Photographs of Architecture and Design</em>" panel discussion and exhibition opening on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the <a href="http://www.welcometolace.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)</a> and <a href="http://architecture.woodbury.edu/wuho/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WUHO Gallery (Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery)</a> in Los Angeles.</p> <p> The <a href="http://architecture.woodbury.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury School of Architecture</a>/<a href="http://architecture.woodbury.edu/jsi/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julius Shulman Institute</a> will be presenting this free public panel discussing and exploring the relationship between photographer+architect as well as photographer+media in the past, present, and the future.</p> <p> For a headstart on the topic, you can read the Archinect feature <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/79627034/architecture-photography-in-the-21st-century-interview-with-bilyana-dimitrova" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. (Be on the lookout for Part 2 of the feature after the event!)</p> <p> The Panelists: <strong>Bilyana Dimitrova</strong> - Moderator / Photographer, Curator of "<em>Beyond the Assignment</em>" exhibition; <strong>Sarah Amelar</strong> - Contributing Editor, <em>Architectural Record </em>magazine; <strong>Alan Karchmer</strong> - Photographer; <strong>John Ruble</strong> - Moore Ruble Yudell Architects; <strong>Paul Warchol</strong> - Photographer; and last but not least,<strong> Alexander Walter </strong>- Edi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81138759/exploring-post-soviet-architectural-oddities Exploring post-Soviet architectural oddities Alexander Walter 2013-09-05T15:17:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:48:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po2182qfqs0kupbe.jpg" width="514" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Herfort is fascinated by the uniquely shaped buildings that have seemed to sprout from the ground since the end of the Soviet era. Some of the German photographer's images of these eye-catching structures are published in his new book, "Imperial Pomp: Post-Soviet High-Rise." [...] "I want to show the reputation there, the power," he said. "It's also a signal of the new Russian time."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/81076784/around-the-bay-photobook-creates-portraiture-from-bay-area-s-manmade-waterfront "Around the Bay" photobook creates portraiture from Bay Area's manmade waterfront Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-09-04T20:18:00-04:00 >2013-09-04T20:40:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u604tvx4pa5jjs0v.jpg" width="514" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although the Bay is a natural entity borne of great rivers draining the entire Central Valley of California, every inch of its shoreline today is the product of human activity, by either intent or incident.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On September 10, the <a href="http://clui.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Land Use Interpretation</a> (CLUI) will release <em>Around the Bay: Man-Made Sites of Interest in the San Francisco Bay Region</em> -- the second book in its "Man-Made Sites of Interest" series. Aimed to coincide with the historic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81057429/time-lapse-of-san-francisco-oakland-bay-bridge-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opening of the Bay Bridge expansion</a>, the book will feature aerial portraits of locations along the Bay's waterfront, accompanied by historical explanations for the site's status. The CLUI was founded by Matthew Coolidge, who also authored <em>Around the Bay</em>, and devotes its exhibition and research spaces to "understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth's surface, and in finding new meanings in the intentional and incidental forms that we individually and collectively create."</p> <p> With its <a href="http://clui.org/page/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">headquarters in Culver City</a>, the CLUI has limited open hours for viewing its archives and current exhibitions. The book is available to purchase online through <a href="http://cluistore.org/batobaexmaof.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CLUI's bookstore</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79934718/the-hypnotic-architecture-of-empty-swimming-pools The Hypnotic Architecture Of Empty Swimming Pools Archinect 2013-08-20T20:38:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T19:07:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/6723d8b9a4a2371e5fdf00f00fdc162f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We have to admit, we haven't spent much time ogling the architecture of public pools. But those days are over, at least after catching a glimpse of Franck Bohbot's hypnotic photos of empty swimming vessels. [...] He is, he expressed, "interested in the relationship between the water, the architecture and the individual."</p></em><br /><br /><p> If you are in love with Franck Bohbot's photographs as much as we are, go and check out the Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/37361749/in-focus-franck-bohbot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>In Focus</em> feature</a> we did with him in 2012.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78306246/detroit-recon-2 Detroit Recon #2 Archinect 2013-07-30T18:24:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T19:46:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3e/3e2f1eda370ce286f8c4fb0849f41ed3.jpg" width="514" height="461" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Photos from Detroit taken the summer of 2013. They include shots from Hamtramk, the Fisher Body Plant, the Thornapple Slaughterhouse, Michigan Central Station, the Brewster-Douglass housing projects, the Packard Auto Plant, the Lee Plaza Hotel, Saint Agnes church, Corktown, Eastern Market, and various other scenic spots throughout the downtown area.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Following up from yesterday's post, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78227867/can-detroit-s-architectural-past-inspire-it-to-claw-back-to-greatness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Detroit's Architectural Past Inspire It to Claw Back to Greatness?</a>, today we share some photos by John Szot.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78227867/can-detroit-s-architectural-past-inspire-it-to-claw-back-to-greatness Can Detroit's Architectural Past Inspire It to Claw Back to Greatness? Archinect 2013-07-29T18:14:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T19:47:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/927610e685c72919b1047394157439cb.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It often happens that news events create a new context for existing photo projects, and such is the case with Philip Jarmain&rsquo;s photos of Detroit in light of the city&rsquo;s recent filing for bankruptcy. Jarmain&rsquo;s series American Beauty documents architecture from a pre-Depression era Detroit &mdash; a time when the city was on the rise. They now stand in contrast to its current rock-bottom economic straits.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>